Message From Director

Welcome to another year of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Illinois. Our program was established in 2008 and joined a growing trend among leading institutions of higher education in North America, offering programs in Modern Greek studies. In doing so, the program continues an educational tradition which started by the Greek-American community in Chicago, one of the largest in the USA and historically the first to take an active interest in Greek-speaking education. The program’s aims are to stimulate the discovery and diffusion of knowledge about the language, literature, arts, history, politics, economy and society of modern Greece and explore past and current perspectives on Hellenism. Interdisciplinary in its orientation, the program defines its scope broadly to include not only post-independence Greece but also the period of Ottoman rule and the later Byzantine Empire, as well as those aspects of early Byzantine, Hellenistic, and Classical times that have a bearing on the modern period. The impetus is not to reinforce the continuity thesis but to show how multifaceted Greek history, culture and modern society are. I hope you will enjoy browsing our pages and learning about our work in more depth and we are looking forward to seeing you again this year in our classes and program events.

Audiovisual Introduction to MGS by its Director, Dr. Stefanos Katsikas

Students' Testimonials on MGS Program

 

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2nd Champaign Greek Film Festival

Find the details about this festival.

Information on NIKA HOUSE and Orthodox Christian FELLOWSHIP

Nika House
Orthodox Christian Fellowship

For more information, you can visit the following websites:
www.nikahouse.com
www.ocfillinois.wordpress.com

News

Author: Dr. Stephanos Katsikas, Director of the Program in Modern Greek Studies UIUC

Published Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014

Author: Dr. Stephanos Katsikas, Director of the Program in Modern Greek Studies UIUC

Published Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014

Author: Modern Greek Studies, University of illinois

Published Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013

Author: Dr. Stephanos Katsikas, Director of Modern Greek Studies University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Published Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2013

Author: Dr. Stephanos Katsikas, Director of Modern Greek Studies UIUC

Published Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2013

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